Marley Eternit boosts its roofing business with the acquisition of John Brash & Co.
The entire John Brash business will become part of Marley Eternit, including highly reputed brands, such as the JB Red batten. John Brash is the largest timber roofing batten provider in the UK.
In addition to roofing battens, John Brash also manufactures cedar roof shingles, non-slip timber decking and timber scaffold boards.
David Speakman, Managing Director at Marley Eternit, comments: “The acquisition of John Brash will reinforce Marley Eternit’s position as the UK’s leading roofing solutions provider. For Marley Eternit, this is the latest step in our strategy to affirm our brand leadership position, delivering on our innovation credentials and providing a total roof system solution that will deliver real value to our customers, from specifiers through to contractors and merchants.”
Marley Eternit will retain John Brash’s site at Gainsborough. Following the acquisition, Paul Reed will become MD of the new timber products range within Marley Eternit. Chris Watson, who was previously MD at John Brash, will assume the role of Chairman, following the departure of Christian Brash, who will leave the business.